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  1. Fulltext. Method of linking medicaid records to birth certificates may affect infant outcome statistics.

    Article - En anglais

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    Objectives

    This study assessed how different methods of matching Medicaid records to birth certificates affect Medicaid infant outcome statistics.

    Methods

    Claims paid by Medicaid for hospitalization of the newborn and for the mother's delivery were matched separately to 1995 North Carolina live birth certificates.

    Results

    Infant mortlaity and low-birthweight rates were consistently lower when Medicaid was defined by a matching newborn hospitalization record than when results were based on a matching Medicaid delivery record.

    Conclusions

    Studies of birth outcomes in the Medicaid population may have variable results depending on the method of matching that is used to identify Medicaid births.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Naissance, Statistique, Registre, Protection sociale, Source, Enregistrement donnée, Biais méthodologique, Poids naissance faible, Mortalité, Epidémiologie, Pronostic, Méthodologie, Nourrisson, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Etude comparative, Gestation pathologie, Prématurité, Nouveau né pathologie, Aide médicale générale

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Birth, Statistics, Register, Welfare aids, Source, Data logging, Methodological bias, Low birth weight, Mortality, Epidemiology, Prognosis, Methodology, Infant, Human, United States, North America, America, Comparative study, Pregnancy disorders, Prematurity, Newborn diseases

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0228912

    Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 16/11/1999.